Professional Activity

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Oct, 2014 till Date = FEVACA Social Worker

Responsible Individual of Residential Children’s Homes (From Dec 2018)

Responsible for the supervision of the all FEVACA’s Residential Children’s Homes, registered with OFSTED. Management and supervision of each RCH Registered Manager and Social Workers; Referrals analyses; Responsible for staff training regarding “alcohol and other drugs”.

 Service Manager (From Jan 2018)

Responsible for the overarching service; Implementation of new semi-independent projects in Buckinghamshire; Inter-agency working; Management and supervision of House/Team Managers and support staff; Referrals analyses; Responsible for staff training regarding “alcohol and other drugs”.

House / Team Manager (until 2017)

Responsible for overseeing the project and the support plans of the young people resident in the project; Management of the establishment; Supervision of staff and the welfare of young people day to day. Case management; Articulation with external agencies; Responsible for staff training regarding “alcohol and other drugs”.


Jan, 2013 – Jul, 2014 Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo

Researcher in the Project “Capacitate to Qualification and Innovation in Minho-Lima Social Networks” (CQIMLSN)

Promotion of local development from the implementation of integrated planning dynamics in the totality of Minho-Lima territory (constitute by ten territorial municipalities) and its Municipal Social Networks (MSN). The main goal was to work with the teams responsible by the municipal plans, find and establish a balance between them, promoting the exchange of experiences, dissemination of good practices, harmonization of work methods in order to create common languages that facilitate cooperation and joint work in a municipal and supra-municipal perspective.

Sep, 2005 – Jul, 2012 Gaya Superior Polytechnic Institute

Adjunct Professor (from September 2010)

Assistant Professor (until August 2010)

Responsible for the lecturing of several subjects within social work and criminology; Supervision of students’ field placements and final dissertations. Member of the Pedagogic and Scientific Council between 2007 and 2009; Creation of new degrees; Member of the team which conducted the adequacy of the Degree to the Bologna Process.

Oct, 2002 – Jul, 2011 University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

Collaborator of the Department of Psychology and Education

Responsible for the lecturing of several subjects within social work and criminology; Supervision of students’ field placements and final dissertations. Member of the Steering Committee of the Bachelor in Social Work from 2003 to 2005; Member of the team which conducted the adequacy of the Degree to the Bologna Process.

Oct, 2002 – Sep, 2005 Projecto Homem de Vila Real

Coordinator of the Outreach Team

Direct Intervention with drug dependents and their families, and in general, with the communities affected by the drug dependence phenomenon. Working with the clients towards the integration in recovery/treatment and to facilitate social reintegration. Coordination and supervision of the team.

Nov, 2001 – Nov, 2005 University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

Monitor of the Social Work Bachelor Degree

Supervision of students in field placements

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Coordinator of the Bachelor Degree in Social Work of Gaya Superior Polytechnic Institute (Sep 2007 to Dec 2009);

  • Supervisor of the professional and educational teams of Children’s’ Homes in the district of Vila Real, under the Plan DOM, by invitation of Institute of Social Security, Public Institute (2009);

  • Member of the editorial board of the Portuguese scientific journal “Social Work: Research & Debate”, as vice-director (2008 and 2009) and director (2010 to 2012);

  • President of the Pedagogical Council of the Institute for Human and Social Formation: Conception and coordination of short-term training and post-grads for Social Sciences professionals (Feb 2011 to March 2012);

  • Lecturing of 30+ social sciences professional development training;

  • Orientations of 14 theses and 50 field placements (bachelor degrees);